The mission of the BSSW Program is to develop generalist social workers who are strategic thinkers, life-long learners and opinion shapers. The knowledge-base, skills, and values necessary for generalist practice are taught in an environment that fosters professional development, critical thinking, and leadership and prepares student to take appropriate action guided by the best available scientific evidence.
We are dedicated to preparing practitioners for the challenges of today's complex pluralistic world. Since the amount of knowledge doubles approximately every five years, what is taught today may soon be obsolete. Our challenge, therefore, lies in the on-going development and implementation of a curriculum that prepares and energizes students for generalist practice today and in the future.
The BSSW Program prepares students to become generalist social work practitioners who:
Accredited by the
Council on Social Work Education.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System